With the tragedy of losing 4 of their editors in a brutal attack on their offices, French satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo will continue to go printing their usual mix of controversial cartoons taking shots at everyone from the U.S. to Muhammad.
The new issue is set to be released on Wednesday. Libération, which is helping to publish the issue, says more than three million copies of the magazine will be printed.
The lawyer for the magazine spoke to the Telegraph about the magazine’s future:
“We will not give in otherwise all this won’t have meant anything,” Richard Malka told France Info radio, according to the Telegraph. “Humor without self-deprecation isn’t humor. We mock ourselves, politicians, religions, it’s a state of mind you need to have…The Charlie state of mind is the right to blaspheme.”
Malka also discussed the challenges of publishing so soon after the attack, which left eight staffers at the magazine dead. “It’s complicated, because we have to manage the future, the funerals that will take place all this week, but it’s moving forward and will be completed this evening,” he said. “It’s an act of life, of survival.”